The Personality of the Holy Spirit – David Ascherick

A sermon in David Ascherick’s series on the “Unknown God” addresses the personality of the Holy Spirit, which addresses part of this week’s lesson on the Holy Spirit in his usual thorough and clear style. Direct Youtube link. We trust that this will aid your Sabbath School discussion this Sabbath. (You may have to turn your … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A River of Life

I’m a fourth-generation Adventist in the Czech Republic, the second-most atheistic country in Europe. Going to church was part of my life, like grocery shopping and eating. I enjoyed church because I had friends there, but I didn’t have a relationship with God. I had developed a rather twisted picture of God. Many other young … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Holy Spirit

Further Study: Ellen G. White, The Power Promised, p. 19-23, in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8; The Gift of the Spirit, p. 47-56, in The Acts of the Apostles. At all times and in all places, in all sorrows and in all afflictions, when the outlook seems dark and the future perplexing, and we … [Click to read more …]

03: The Holy Spirit – Hit the Mark

Their mission was simple – find Jesus and ask him a very direct question. The expected answer would either be yes or no. The reason for this simple question was more complex. The imprisoned John the Baptist was a believer in Christ. Yet, through the insinuations of others and his own misconceptions of the role … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Work of the Holy Spirit

Dove Flying Open Door

We have already mentioned the important role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the incarnated Christ and in the inspiration of Scripture. Let us focus now on what Jesus taught about the Spirit’s work for our salvation. What indispensable work does the Holy Spirit do in order to prepare us to accept the … [Click to read more …]

The Right Place at the Right Time

Ever have one of those days where it seems nothing is going right? I had one of those a while back. I went to my regular barber shop, wrote my name on the waiting list and sat down to wait. But my name was never called. People were coming and signing in after me and … [Click to read more …]

03: The Holy Spirit – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : The Holy Spirit is the highest of all gifts. It is the Spirit that gives us the fullness of divine power to resist and overcome sin.. [lesson plan for The Holy Spirit July 14, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read John 16:13,14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Holy Spirit Is Divine

When Jesus introduced the Holy Spirit to the disciples, He called Him another Helper (John 14:16). The Greek word Jesus used for another is allos, which means another of the same kind, in contrast with heteros, another of different kind or quality. The same likeness of nature that bonds the Father and the Son is … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Holy Spirit Is a Person

Ellen G. White wrote that the nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them. . . . Regarding such mysteries, which are too deep for human understanding, silence is golden. –The Acts of the Apostles, p. 52. Nevertheless, she also affirmed that … [Click to read more …]